The Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut is a 12 guest room house. It is comfortable secure and fully handicapped accessible and provides comfortable bedrooms, a convenient kitchen, laundry facilities, telephones,Internet access, televisions, a play room, a family room, a library and perhaps most importantly the companionship of other families dealing with similar crises.
The Ronald McDonald House of Connecticut is located on the northwestern corner of George and Dwight Streets, a 3 story yellow Victorian house with a red brick wall. We are located in close proximity to the Children’s Hospital at Yale-New Haven, Yale-New Haven Hospital, The Hospital of St. Raphael, Bridgeport Hospital.
Children and their families benefit from a warm, helpful environment, where emotional support is provided by caring volunteers and other people in similar situations. Because of the enormous financial burdens facing families as a result of increasing health care costs they are asked to pay only a modest sum per family per night to stay at the House. Although many can not afford even a modest sum no one is ever turned away because of inability to pay.
Who Can Stay at the Ronald McDonald House
Priority is given to families of severely ill children (under 21) receiving treatment at local hospitals, either as in-patients or out-patients. Each family is issued one room, to accommodate a maximum of five persons. Siblings are welcome to stay along with their family members. We do not accept self referrals. A doctor’s office, social worker, or other medical professional must call us to begin the process of making a reservation. All reservations must be confirmed 24 hours in advance of checking in to the House.
Guest Check In and Registration
All guests must register before being admitted to the House.We ask that guests arrive at the House between 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. When a family arrives at the House, they will be registered by a volunteer or staff member who completes necessary paperwork, explains the House rules, and gives a tour of the House facilities.